About the Author
Meik WikingÂ founded the world's first Happiness Research Institute in 2013, in Copenhagen, Denmark and is aÂ New York TimesÂ andÂ Sunday TimesÂ Bestselling author. Meik has been called The Indiana Jones of Smiles and probably the World's Happiest Man byÂ The Times.
Besides his work at the Happiness Research Institute, he is Research Associate for Denmark at the World Database of Happiness, and member of the policy advisory group for the Global Happiness Policy Report. He is the author of three globally bestselling books which have sold over 2 million copies worldwide:Â The Little Book of Hygge,Â The Little Book of LykkeÂ andÂ The Art of Making Memories.
About the Book
A practical guide to creating memorable moments from Meik Wiking,Â New York TimesÂ bestselling author ofÂ The Little Book of Hygge.
Every year, we are given a fixed number of days. Some days pass us by without leaving a trace--and some days we remember forever.
Do you remember your first kiss? Or how the first rays of the spring sun feel? Or how about the best meal you ever had? These memorable experiences are characterized by intensity of perception, depth of feeling, or sense of profound significance causing them to stand out in our mind and involve a heightened sense of wonder and awe. But what ingredients produce these happy memories? Why is it that a piece of music, a smell or a taste can take us back to something we had forgotten? And can we learn to create happy memories and be better at holding on to them?
Combining research on happiness and mnemonics (learning techniques that aid memory retention or retrieval), Meik Wiking explores how peak experiences are made, stored, and remembered. Using data and diaries, interviews, global surveys and studies, and conducting real-life behavioural science and happiness experiments,Â The Art of Making MemoriesÂ will answer how we can create perfect moments. Moments that will go down in history. This book will help you create more peak experiences, help you retrieve happy memories of the past, and store them for the future.
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